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Canada Increases Points for French-speaking Immigration

Canada has implemented additional points in Express Entry to help increase Francophone immigration outside Quebec. Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced that French-speaking and bilingual candidates will receive additional points under the Express Entry system. The Canadian government seeks to reach the target of 4.4% French-speaking immigrant admissions outside Quebec by 2023. The change announced today will…

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Government announces plan to support COVID-19 economic recovery through immigration from 2021-2023

The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, tabled the 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan today, which sets out a path for responsible increases to immigration targets to help the Canadian economy recover from COVID-19, drive future growth and create jobs for middle-class Canadians. Highlights of the plan include: an increase in admissions over…

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Last Call for Parent/Grandparent Sponsorships

The Parent/Grandparent sponsorship program (PGP) expression of interest opened this month on October 13 and closes on November 3, 2020, at 12 pm EST. For the expression of interest, you will need to have the following information: For more information, please contact us Disclaimer: The information from the newsletter is directly derived from IRCC. The…

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Reopening of Schools

As of October 20, 2020, some designated learning institutions (DLIs) are now able to reopen to international students who are not currently in Canada and who have, or have been approved for, a study permit are travelling to Canada for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose You must be studying at one of the approved DLIs…

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Latest BC PNP Draw Invites 417 Immigration Candidates

The latest BC PNP draw, October 13, 2020, invited 417 immigration candidates through the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams to apply for permanent residence. The five sub-categories that were invited include: (1) SI- Skilled Worker, (2) SI- International Graduate, (3) SI- Entry-level and semi-skilled, (4) EEBC Skilled Worker and (5) EEBC International…

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IMPORTANT NEWS! Students and Families Soon Allowed to Travel to Canada

Announced today, October 2, 2020 – Students and certain extended family members will soon be allowed to travel to Canada. Whereas foreign nationals who had a study permit application approved on or before March 18, 2020, were exempt from travel restrictions. It is announced today that international students, starting October 20, 2020, if they will…

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450 BC PNP Biggest Draw of 2020

British Columbia issued 450 new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination on September 29, 2020. This is the largest draw of 2020. The draw included: SI – Skilled Worker SI – International Graduate SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled EEBC – Skilled Worker EEBC – International Graduate For an invitation through the EEBC, candidates…